This is the second in a series of three webinars designed specifically to help planners and those responsible for planning decisions feel more confident in addressing biodiversity issues in the development planning system. Good biodiversity-related decision making can reduce the likelihood of problems and confrontation and avoid unnecessary delays to the decision-making process.
Topics covered will include
Ecological surveys, their purpose and format
When and why ecological surveys lead to a requirement for further surveys
How this relates to pre-application discussions and validation
When is a project ‘licensable’.